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Are you accused of money laundering? Call now.

If you or someone you love is accused of being involved in financial transactions that involve funds gained through criminal activities, the consequences can be very serious. The charge of money laundering is a federal crime that can be charged when it is believed that there is enough evidence that points to you as the perpetrator. It will be necessary for the prosecutor to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that you were aware that the property involved came from the proceeds of a felony act, such as drug trafficking or other type of illegal enterprise.

An innocent person can be caught in the net or federal law enforcement agencies, and may not have even been aware that there was any illegal activities taking place, or the accusation may be completely inaccurate. Your case is unique, and should be evaluated immediately for any errors, discrepancies or flaws. Federal court is a tough venue. It is manned up by career legal professionals who have advanced into the federal court system. The penalties imposed at the federal level are higher than at in state court, and the consequences of a conviction can be very, very serious.

In fact, you could be facing the loss of your freedom, the forfeiture of assets such as vehicles, property, bank accounts and other assets, as well as restitution. At Seltzer Mayberg, LLC, you will be represented by a high quality Miami criminal defense lawyer that formerly served in the State's Attorney's office, and has extensive trial experience. In any federal charge, you need a highly professional defense lawyer crafting and presenting the case for your defense. The level of proficiency and skill could have a great impact on the final outcome of your case.

What are the penalties for money laundering?

The penalties for money laundering can include a significant fine and/or prison term. The fine can run up to $500,000 or double the amount that was "laundered," whichever is the greater amount. Prison sentences can be as high as 20 years in a federal prison. The assets of someone charged with this crime can be frozen during prosecution.

Intent in Money Laundering Charges

For the prosecutor to have a case against you, he or she must establish and prove "intent." There are four separate types of intent that could lead to a charge of money laundering:

  • The accused must be believed to have had the intent to promote the carrying on of whatever specified unlawful activity is present in the case, such as the illegal drug trade.
  • The person must have had the intent to engage in tax fraud or tax evasion.
  • The transactions in the case must have been known by the defendant to have been for the purpose of disguising the nature or source of the unlawful influx of money.
  • The transactions in the case must have been known by the defendant to be designed to avoid a reporting requirement under federal law (related to taxes).

Miami Federal Crimes Attorney

Money laundering charges can also accompany other criminal charges. An experienced and aggressive lawyer is essential to achieve a positive outcome for you in which your rights are protected at every step of the process. The criminal justice system can be very overwhelming and confusing. Compassionate and determined legal representation on your side will help to get you through this difficult time. If any of your rights have been violated at any step of the investigation or arrest, you will have an advocate who will strike hard and use that to your advantage. We are available to our clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We take our responsibility for the outcome of your case very seriously as we know it will affect your life and your liberty.

Contact a Miami federal crimes lawyer at our office today.

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